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Bootlicking at its finest

The Canadians weigh in on Creamsicle’s power hour of extreme bootlicking aka his first cabinet meeting. {{rolling eyes}}

There is some seriously good Kids in the Hall humor here in this post at Macleans:

Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services: “What an incredible honour it is to lead the Department of Health and Human Services at this pivotal time under your leadership. I can’t thank you enough for the privileges you’ve given me and the leadership you’ve shown.”
This isn’t fancy but it is brown-nosing at its finest—a master class in professional bootlicking. This man should have his own reality television series called Ass Kissers! (Each week, Price travels to a different workplace and instructs beleaguered employees on the finer points of being a slavish flunky). Given his moment to shine in front of the President, look what he packs into just two sentences:
• Hits the obligatory “incredible honour” line.
• Moves on to acknowledge his own role as a leader – but only in the context of praising Trump’s leadership and clearly positioning himself as an inferior.
• Brings it home with deferential statement of personal gratitude and yet another reference to the President’s leadership.
That’s some good toadying!



See, this is the problem with our world today. The Canadians are having fun at our expense and watching Justin Trudeau kayak when they should be planning an invasion while we’re at our weakest. 

They will be greeted as liberators. 

You gotta give the Trumpsters credit for staging brilliant distractions. While we’re watching toadying at its finest, the granny starvers are quietly giving Susan Collins permission to defect on the Senate healthcare bill that was negotiated 1.) in secret 2.) by Republicans only and 3.) by male Republicans only. Let’s review with Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri): 

Keep that in mind when the Republican Wurlitzer accuses Democrats of obstruction. 

In fact, when this baby goes down, the Democrats should have a press conference announcing how proud they were to obstruct this bill. They tried to stop it from happening but THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED. *Hint, Hint*. 

The debate and vote over the AHCA is destined to be “nasty, brutish and short”. Pence is likely to cast the tie breaking vote that deprives 23 million people of healthcare in an instant and soothes the tender injured feelings of the .01% who will get back the money those poor kids in West Virginia viciously stole from them for their albuterol. Gasping for breath during an asthma attack oughtta learn them good to not waste taxpayers money on preventable illnesses, like being born a poor asthmatic kid in West Virginia. (I have a soft spot for little kids who can’t breathe at night due to chronic severe asthma. Yeah, yeah, bleeding heart. So sue me.)

I think that’s what really astounds me about the heartless cruelty of the Republican health care bill. It not only rolls back Medicaid, it dismantles large chunks of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, otherwise known as CHIP, that Hillary Clinton worked so hard to pass back in the 90’s. 

The Canadians need to come up with a new metric for that. 

Don’t get mad. Get even. 2018 is coming.